2017-05-04 / Courts

Drug box fills on collection day

Also, driver arrested in Elmwood


A DRUG BOX at the Law Enforcement Center was busy Saturday with people dropping off prescription pills. A DRUG BOX at the Law Enforcement Center was busy Saturday with people dropping off prescription pills. The Leelanau County Sheriff’s Office had a successful drug take-back day Saturday, collecting 85 pounds of prescription pills that were turned over for disposal to the Drug Enforcement Agency.

The pounds of prescriptions equate to about 87,000 pills that are out of the community, and will be destroyed in the proper manner, the Sheriff’s office states. To date, more than 630 pounds of pills have been collected in Leelanau County, delivered to the DEA, and destroyed.

The Sheriff’s Office has a 24-hour drop box in its lobby where residents can leave unwanted prescription pills and drugs.

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A 55-year-old Kalamazoo man was arrested for drunken driving Sunday after a traffic stop in Elmwood Township.

At about 1:45 a.m., a deputy patrol ling southbound M-22 near San Remo Boulevard observed a silver Toyota that was heading north cross over the center line on a curve, according to a police report.

A traffic stop was made and the driver identified. After talking to the driver, the deputy suspected alcohol was involved, the report stated.

The driver was placed under arrest for operating a vehicle while intoxicated.

He was lodged in the Leelanau County Jail.

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